India roundup: India pins hopes on collaborations with Japan and Taiwan for chip development success

Jingyue Hsiao, DIGITIMES Asia, Taipei 0

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India approved an MoC with Japan for chip development. An Indian delegation visits Taiwan to attend annual bilateral meetings with government and industry leaders, seeking investments from Taiwan, including in semiconductors.

India approves partnership with Japan on semiconductors

According to the Press Information Bureau of India, India's cabinet approved a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) between India and Japan for a bilateral supply chain partnership in semiconductors. The MoC is set to enhance collaboration between the two countries, with the agreement underscoring semiconductors' critical role in driving progress across various industries and digital technologies.

High-Ievel Indian delegation seeks semiconductor partnerships during visit to Taiwan

An Indian delegation led by the Department of Promotion of Industry, and Internal visit Taiwan during October 24 and October 27, participating the several annual meetings between government and industrial leaders between the two sides. India is hopeful that Taiwan-based companies can follow Micron's example and invest in India.

Samsung boosts collaboration with Indian EMS suppliers, reduces ties with China-based providers for handset production, says DIGITIMES Research

According to DIGITIMES Research, Samsung has been ramping up its reliance on Indian EMS suppliers for handset production since 2021 while simultaneously scaling down its partnerships with China-based EMS providers operating in India.

Foxconn-backed MIH licenses Project X to M Mobility

Foxconn-backed open EV consortium MIH announced licensing Project X to commercial EV solution provider M Mobility, which has India-based Tech Mahindra as its strategy investor and targets markets such as Japan, India, and Thailand.

Indian smartphone market shows signs of recovery in Q3 2023, Canalys report

Canalyst data shows that vendors shipped 43 million smartphones in India in the third quarter of 2023, a 3% decline from a year ago. Canalys expects a recovery in the coming quarter with improved consumer sentiment.

Foxconn and Dixon likely benefit from made-in-India Pixel smartphones

Google said the made-in-India Pixel 8 series will be rolled out in early 2024. Sources told Bloomberg that the India-made Pixel will be launched in the second quarter of 2024. Google reportedly discussed with Bharat FIH and Dixon for making Pixel 8 in India.

Indian battery supplier Navitasys powers flagship smartphones for Apple and Samsung

According to data from Safe Korea and the Bureau of Indian Standards, Indian battery supplier Navitasys became a supplier for Samsung Electronics' Galaxy S24 series and Apple's iPhone 14 Plus, a milestone for India-based components makers to be part of major flagship smartphones.

Gogoro showcases electric two-wheeler to be made in India

On October 24, Gogoro launched its E2W SUV CrossOver, designed to adapt to various road conditions and provide flexible cargo capacity. Gogoro plans to mass-produce the product in Taiwan and India simultaneously from November.